The ferry service between Sri Lanka and Rameswaram India, is to gain restoration work next year with the revival of the Northern railway line to Talaimannar by December this year, an official of IRCON International said.
The ferry service between the two countries is set to be initiated through the Indian Government with their undertaking of IRCON International. IRCON Additional General Manager V. K. Jayasankar said that the reconstruction of the rail track from Madhu Road station to Talaimannar pier had been completed now, but the Mannar Bridge was still under construction.
The 63 km stretch from Madhu Road to Talaimannar, which was reconstructed under the Indian Credit line by the IRCON had been completed ahead of time, but the pier was still under construction.
“The new pier at Talaimannar will also be constructed to facilitate continuation of the service between Talaimannar and Rameswaram at an early date as this will enhance connectivity between India and Sri Lanka,” Jayasankar said.
“The reconstruction of Talaimannar Bridge was delayed due to the designer’s failure to provide the plan on time,” Jayasankar said. IRCON International Project Director S. L. Gupta said, "Connectivity among SAARC countries would be realised when the ferry service between Talaimannar and Rameswaram is restored.”